What does guitar mean?

Definitions for guitar
gɪˈtɑrgui·tar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guitar(noun)

    a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking

Wiktionary

  1. guitar(Noun)

    A stringed musical instrument, usually with fretted fingerboard and 6 strings, played with the fingers or a plectrum (guitar pick).

    Etymology: From guitarra, from قيثارة, from cithara, from κιθάρα. Compare cither.

  2. guitar(Verb)

    To play the guitar.

    Etymology: From guitarra, from قيثارة, from cithara, from κιθάρα. Compare cither.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guitar(noun)

    a stringed instrument of music resembling the lute or the violin, but larger, and having six strings, three of silk covered with silver wire, and three of catgut, -- played upon with the fingers

    Etymology: [F. guitare; cf. Pr., Sp., & Pg.guitarra, It. chitarra; all fr. Gr. ; cf. L. cithara. Cf. Cittern, Gittern.]

Freebase

  1. Guitar

    The guitar is a string instrument of the chordophone family constructed from wood and strung with either nylon or steel strings. The modern guitar was preceded by the lute, vihuela, four-course renaissance guitar and five-course baroque guitar, all of which contributed to the development of the modern six-string instrument. There are three main types of modern acoustic guitar: the classical guitar, the steel-string acoustic guitar, and the archtop guitar. The tone of an acoustic guitar is produced by the vibration of the strings, which is amplified by the body of the guitar, which acts as a resonating chamber. The classical guitar is often played as a solo instrument using a comprehensive fingerpicking technique. Electric guitars, introduced in the 1930s, use an amplifier that can electronically manipulate and shape the tone. Early amplified guitars employed a hollow body, but a solid body was eventually found more suitable, as it was less prone to feedback. Electric guitars have had a continuing profound influence on popular culture. Guitars are recognized as a primary instrument in genres such as blues, bluegrass, country, flamenco, folk, jazz, jota, mariachi, metal, punk, reggae, rock, soul, and many forms of pop.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Guitar

    gi-tär′, n. a six-stringed musical instrument, somewhat like the lute, well adapted for accompanying the voice. [Fr. guitare—L. cithara—Gr. kithara, a lyre or lute. See Cithern.]

Editors Contribution

  1. guitar

    An instrument to create sound and play music.

    Guitars are created in many forms, shapes, sizes, styles and sounds.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 29, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guitar' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3525

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guitar' in Nouns Frequency: #1267

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How to say guitar in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of guitar in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of guitar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of guitar in a Sentence

  1. Adair Reinhard:

    I wanted to bring him back to all the good times we had, and singing around the campfire and him playing his guitar, and so just started singing those Peter, Paul and Mary songs, we could really hear him suffering.

  2. Russell Henley:

    They were nice enough to let me play two songs with them that we had planned out Saturday after the round at Riviera and it was a blast, then they actually called me up during the encore for the last song and told me the chords when I was on stage and turned my guitar back on, so that was really fun, getting a little bit of a bonus song there. So it is something I'll always remember.

  3. Fernando Montoya:

    He said a guy pulled a pistol out of a guitar case and started to shoot.

  4. Ed King:

    I am mainly known as the one who verbally counted off' Sweet Home Alabama,' then played the infamous Stratocaster riff as well as the solos in that tune, i am the luckiest guitar player that ever lived. Who could've guessed that song would pay the rent for over 30 years ?

  5. Tony Visconti:

    Jason's synthesizer didn't have a computer with souped-up programs like Omnisphere on it, he would just do it with guitar pedals, making all the sounds unique. We're like old school like that. Also, [bassist] Tim Lefebvre was just phenomenal to work with. He pretty much nailed every take right on the spot.

Images & Illustrations of guitar

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